We produce and discard enormous amounts of plastic today. Our goals is to remove it completely from our lives, but it is looking difficult at least for a while. So changing the approach, scientists took samples from a rubbish dump to see if anything was feeding on the plastic in the same way in the way that some organisms feed on dead plant and animal matter. And they discovered that there was a fungus that can eat plastic!
As great as this sounds, it may mean that the planet will keep developing ways to destroy what is destructive to the planet.
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